Bristol Historical & Preservation Society
48 Court Street
(PO Box 356)
Bristol, RI  02809


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OPEN HOURS & SPECIAL EVENTS   Our collections and library are open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:15 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and by special appointment.  We are also open on the first Sunday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m.  Free to members and $2 for non members. Bring your out of town guests. Books on Bristol history, historic maps, prints and other items  are available for sale in our Museum Corner Gift Shop during open hours.

78th Annual Meeting of the BH&PS
Monday, April 28, 2014
7 p.m.
Herreshoff Community Room
Rogers Free Library at 525 Hope Street, Bristol, RI

Business Meeting Followed by Presentation by Joanna M. Doherty, Architectural Historian

Business Meeting:  Annual Reports, Nominations and Election of Directors and Officers for 2014, Presentation and Adoption of Budget and items the Board or Members May Wish to Bring Up

Presentation:  The National Register of Historic Places and Bristol Properties

Bristol has untold numbers of historic houses, public buildings and other structures from over 300 years of the Town's history.  From the early 1970s to 1998, Bristol had 13 entries onto the National Register including the large Bristol Waterfront District completed in 1975.  Also included were single buildings and places from a bridge to a jail to a lighthouse and to a cemetery.  Bristol also has a National Historic Landmark designated in 1983.

Our speaker, Joanna Doherty, is an Architectural Historian with the RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission where she works specifically on the National Register for the State.

Free to both members and non members.  Light refreshments will follow the talk. 



Founded in 1936 to promote interest in historical research and preservation, to stimulate the study of the history of Southern New England, especially the Town of Bristol, to collect and preserve whatever pertains thereto, and to provide museum quarters for the exhibition of the same and a meeting space for our members.

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